To help some of Georgia's youngest residents understand the importance of preserving water, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced the new Governor's Water Conservation Contest to encourage elementary students to think of creative ways to conserve water by designing a plan that promotes conservation.
GED tests will be given at Altamaha Technical College - Jesup Campus from 5-9 p.m. Dec. 3-4. Registration for testing must be done in person in Room 302-B on Monday (8 a.m. to noon), Tuesday (8 a.m. to noon) or Wednesday (8 a.m. to noon or 5-7 p.m.).
Nicole Carter, fourth grade teacher at Waldo Pafford Elementary School, has been named the systemwide 2008-09 Liberty County Teacher of the Year.
The Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper staff for Liberty and other area counties recently demonstrated the impacts of nonpoint source pollution with their EnviroScape model and showed a short video by the Environmental Protection Division on nonpoint source pollution.
This year National Children's Book Week is celebrated Nov.12-18. Take time with your children to enjoy a good book this week, and make sure to stop by your child's elementary or middle school to join in the festivities.
Smiley Elementary School students recently celebrated being "drug free" by participating in Red Ribbon Week activities.
In a "celebration of excellence" ceremony, Smiley Elementary was recognized as a Georgia Title I Distinguished School.
Two students from Liberty County were named to Armstrong Atlantic State University's president's list for the spring and summer 2007 terms.
These Midway Middle School students have been named "Students of the Month" for October for displaying cooperation: Nancy Ramirez, Victoria Nalley, Jazmine Lattimore, Connor Reynolds, Latisha Warner, Blaine Bunting, Kadicia Simmons, Justina Lopez and Brock Bell.
Atlanta - Secretary of State Karen Handel has announced the kickoff of the "Georgia Votes" high school voter registration drive. The Secretary of State's Elections Division is partnering with high schools throughout the state to increase awareness about registering to vote and the voting process.
For the first time in its history, Savannah Technical College enrollment has topped 4,000 students, according to the first official accounting for fall quarter 2007 (DTAE 7-day report) that reports enrollment at the state's 33 technical colleges.
The Long County Board of Education conducted their business meeting Oct. 8 and several items of business were addressed:
The Liberty County High School Rotary Interact Club spent part of October "Working Together for the Cure" as part of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Georgia School Superintendent Kathy Cox addressed a crowd who attended the First District Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals this past Wednesday hosted by Smiley Elementary School in Ludowici.
The Midway Middle School Builders Club, an affiliate of the Kiwanis Club of Liberty County, participated in its third annual Trick-or-Treating for Canned Goods in their school Oct. 24-26.
During the recent Red Ribbon Week at Lewis Frasier Middle School, parents, students and staff formed a human red ribbon to show support for being drug free. Parents, students and staff walked one lap around the school and convened on the football field to form the ribbon. Fort Stewart also sent McGruff the drug dog to make the event a success.
Lewis Frasier Middle School recently hosted its first parent night of the year. Those in attendance discussed the use of Title One money, highly-qualified teachers, measurable goals for staff, measurable goals for students, the Title One parent-involvement budget and district and school policy.
Liberty County teachers are under pressure this year to quickly learn and implement a number of state mandates, including the Common Core standards and local initiatives meant to improve student achievement.
Some Liberty County High School students seem to recite Shakespearian dialogue as easily as they text or Twitter-speak.
About 60 working people with jobs ranging from wildlife biologist to chef spoke to Bradwell Institute students during Friday's career expo about their careers and how they chose their professional paths.
First grade: Alexander Bailey
Anthony K. Johnson, who teaches language arts to gifted seventh-graders at Midway Middle School, is one of 40 new teachers in Georgia to receive a $1,000 New Teacher Assistance Grant from Georgia Power.
The Liberty County School System last week launched an online forum to give citizens an additional opportunity to help move the school system forward. The web-based forum is designed to provide an additional venue to encourage stakeholders to become engaged in open discussions, ask questions and offer suggestions that are centered on the future of Liberty County Schools.
First grade: Taneiha Bowman
First grade: Jarome Adkins
Smiley Elementary School on Friday held its annual Trunk-or-Treat celebration in the school's parking lot.
Hinesville Ford joined Ford dealerships across the county in supporting local schools' fine arts and sports programs, many of which are being cut due to budget constraints.
Button Gwinnett Elementary School students, along with their counterparts at other schools in the Liberty County School System, celebrated Red Ribbon Week Oct. 28-Nov. 1. Button Gwinnett was festooned from top to bottom with large and small red ribbons.
Rebecca Carter, daughter of Glenn and Becky Carter of Hinesville, recently was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
The National Society of High School Scholars recently selected Bradwell Institute student LaTonya Jones of Hinesville to become a member of the organization. The society, formed in 2002, recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment.